Taking Care of an Ill Loved One

Make Your Home Better For Your Mobility Problems

If you have been injured or fallen ill to the point where you can no longer move around the way you used to, you'll want to make some changes to your home and your lifestyle that accommodate your new situation. The advice provided here will help you make your home easier to get around in and allow you to maintain your chores.

Pay attention to difficult areas

Every time you spot an area in your house or a task you can no longer do, write the problem down so you can have the appropriate changes taken care of so you don't have to completely avoid those things. For example, if you have a problem getting up from your favorite chair, write it down. It may be possible to move the chair closer to the wall and install a safety grip on the wall in that spot. If you have a problem sitting up in bed then there are bed rails that can be added to your bed to help with that problem as well.

Have your room rearranged

With the help of someone else, set your room up in a way that makes it easier for you to get around. A few examples of how it can be set up include placing a tall nightstand right next to the bed with your phone and anything else you may need right away set on it. If necessary, make sure there is enough space for you to keep a walker on the side of the bed right where you get up from so you don't have to struggle to make it to the end of the bed. Get remotes for all the electronics you can such as your fan or heater and your lights.

Hire in-home services

An in-home service provider will come out to your home and take care of the chores you are no longer able to do. Your care plan will detail the areas you need help with so you won't have to worry about struggling to do them yourself. These things can include taking care of the laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene needs and almost anything else you need help doing.

Have a stair lift installed

If you live in a two story house and you can no longer walk up and down your stairs, then you should have a stair lift installed. This way, you won't be bound to the bottom floor of your house, which can make it extremely difficult for you to feel at home in your own house. The stair lift will take you up and down the stairs while you sit safely in the comfortable seat.

The advice here will make it much easier for you to accept your situation and continue feeling as if all your needs are still being met on a daily basis.